Here you will find information on SWITCH's governing bodies and organisational structure. Information on the Management Board can be found here.
The Foundation Council consists of 38 members and is SWITCH's highest governing body. Its tasks include strategically managing the foundation's activities in line with its purpose. Besides the federal government and the cantons with universities, the Swiss universities and education policy authorities are represented on the Foundation Council.
The five members of the Foundation Committee are elected by the Foundation Council. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Committee simultaneously hold the same functions on the Foundation Council. The Foundation Committee's remit is to prepare the Foundation Council's ongoing business and meetings and to put forward proposals.
Photo: Frank Brüderli, Stallikon
Chairman of the Foundation Council, Vice-Chair of the University Board of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, attorney at law and notary public
Prof. Torsten Braun
Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Council, Head of CDS research group, University of Bern
General Secretary, Head of Legal team at SWITCH
Member of Foundation Committee, Vice-President Delegate at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Dr. Axel Marion
Member of Foundation Committee, Head of Higher Education Policy Division at swissuniversities
Member of Foundation Committee, Head of ‘TI-EDU’ IT service at USI Università della Svizzera italiana